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Information session for students held at UofG on 17th of February.

Information session for students held at UofG on 17th of February.



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  • 1. Diploma in Legal Practice 2010/11 Briefing Session 17th February 2010
  • 2. Changes to Professional Legal Education gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow LLB/Accelerated LLB Diploma in Legal Practice Traineeship 60 hours CPD FOUNDATION PEAT 1 PEAT 2 PRACTISING! Now 2011
  • 3. What makes the Glasgow Diploma Different ?
    • Study at one of the top 1% of universities in the world
    • The Diploma is taught within one of Scotland's oldest, largest and internationally diverse schools of Law
    • Professionalism is at the core of the Glasgow Diploma
    • The programme is designed and delivered in partnership with legal professionals
    • Experience mentoring from expert and distinguished members of the legal profession
    • Benefit from our close links with the legal profession, both in Scotland and internationally
    gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow
  • 4. Diploma in Legal Practice 2010
    • The Glasgow Diploma
    • Our ethos:
    • Professionalism – The Diploma
    • Professionalism – The delivery team
    • Professionalism – Our links to the profession
    gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow
  • 5. Course Choices
    • Mandatory Outcomes: Core Courses for 2010/11
    • Private Client
    • Conveyancing
    • Litigation
    • Business Ethics, Financial & Practice Awareness
    • (Tax is also taught pervasively where applicable)
    • Core Outcomes of Professionalism, Professional Communication and Professional Ethics and Standards
    • are taught pervasively throughout the programme
    • The Electives
    • Following an extensive consultation of both law students and
    • Around 900 Scottish legal firms, our elective choices for 2010
    • are:
    • Family Law
    • Human Rights
    • Advanced Criminal Law
    • Advanced Civil Law
    • Public Law
    • Corporate and Finance
    gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow
  • 6. Elective Choice: Meeting student and market demands
    • We are pleased to note that we have been able to broadly match student choice with the
    • needs of legal firms.
    gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow Student Survey Oct-Nov 2009
  • 7. Our Links with the Profession
    • Legal Mentoring Network for Glasgow Diploma Students
    • Our team of over 100 tutors are drawn from a diverse range of legal practice backgrounds
    • Professional Legal Practice events: Upcoming events with
    • Lord Gill, Iain Armstrong Q.C,
    • Sheriff Principal Brian Lockhart
    • Sir Gerald Gordon
    • Donald Findlay Q.C
    • Gerard Sinclair
    • Gordon Jackson Q.C
    • Expert advice from the Professional Legal Practice team
    • Sponsorship of the Trainee of The Year at The Law Awards of Scotland 2010
    gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow
  • 8. Perspectives on Market Conditions
    • Some facts for those considering the Diploma…
    • 89 % of Diploma graduates secured a traineeship
    • from sessions 05/06, 06/07 and 07/08
    • The 2009 traineeship figure is 72% of that from the preceding year
    • 300 Grants are to be made available to Diploma students for 2010/11: around 70 for the Glasgow Diploma
    gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow
  • 9. Diploma Admissions Criteria
    • The Professional Subjects (2006 onwards)
    • Commercial Law
    • Criminal Law & Evidence
    • European Union Law (required, but not used for ranking)
    • Family Law
    • Law & Government
    • Principles of Property and Obligations
    • Property Law
    • Tax Law
    • Sources and Institutions of Scots Law
    • Business Organisations
    • Grade Point Average
    • Diploma applicants are ranked through according to their academic performance the
    • professional subjects in order to:
    • Allocate Diploma places
    • Allocate grants
    gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow
  • 10. How to Apply
    • A common application form for all providers will be available from late February 2010; you will then indicate which institution you wish to apply for a place at.
    • All information/forms etc found at gla.ac.uk/diploma/apply
    • The deadline for applications in for 2010/11 is 19th April 2010
    • Glasgow students should submit their applications to
    • [email_address] or by post
    • Further information can be found at
    • gla.ac.uk/law/diploma
    gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow
  • 11. Diploma in Legal Practice at Glasgow
    • How to keep in touch
    • www.gla.ac.uk/law/diploma
    • Latest legal professional bills/consultations
    • Diploma news
    • Careers news
    • Legal Networking
    • For the latest legal news and opinions:
    • twitter.com/lawglasgow
    • follow us on twitter
    • subscribe to our news feed
    gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow
  • 12. Any questions……. gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow
  • 13. Upcoming Events
    • 23 rd February: Life in Law
    • Sheriff Principal Brian Lockhart
    • Sir Gerald Gordon CBE Q.C LLD
    • 9 th March: Life in Law
    • Donald Findlay Q.C
    • Gerald Sinclair, Chairman, Scottish Criminal Cases
    • Review Commission
    • Gordon Jackson Q.C
    • RSVP at gla.ac.uk/diploma/events
    gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow